With a package name that is similar to a fax machine’s model number, the BMW SP6 X is Sportec’s attempt to change your mind about diesel engines. Sure, at one point in the past diesels were loud, rough and loaded with nothing but torque, but times are changing. We have a sneaking suspicion that this tune may change your perception of a diesel engine.
The package mainly focuses on the performance of the X6. In this example, the car is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder diesel engine that, thanks to Sportec, now produces 370 horsepower and 750 Nm (553 pound-feet) of torque, a nice bump from the stock 306 horsepower and 600 Nm (442 pound-feet) of torque.
This bump in output helps shave 1.1 seconds from its stock 6.5-second 0-to-60 mph sprint, which in real-time, 1.1 seconds seems like nothing, but in a 0-to-60 launch, that’s a lifetime. To add to the beefy upgrade, Sportec has also upped the top speed from 130 mph to 163.4 mph, making this Bimmer a touch more exciting.
Finally, the exterior features sporty exhaust tail pipes that breathe out more spent-diesel-fuel fumes and custom 19-inch OZ wheels to reduce the X6’s weight and add a little extra sport to its look.
So, do you still think diesel engines offer no fun?
Swiss tuning company, Sportec, is bringing their latest program for the all-new Porsche 911, specifically the Carrera and Carrera S models, to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
While devoid of any aerodynamic enhancements, the tuning company went balls to the wall with a performance upgrade and a new sports suspension system. For the former, Sportec upgraded the engine’s electronics while also putting in new sports catalysts, bumping up the 911’s 3.8-liter flat six engine from the standard 400 horsepower to 420 horsepower. This results in an increased 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
The new sports suspension system Sportec has added lowers the sports car’s ride height by 25 mm, highlighting the new set of 20" aluminum Mono/7 wheels.
The entire program is still far from a finished product as Sportec will use the time after Geneva to add a lighter sports exhaust, further improving the performance numbers of the Porsche 911. On top of that, Sportech will also add new aerodynamic enhancements on both the exterior and interior of the sports car.
Just because the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is already a powerful car in its own right, it doesn’t mean that people will shy away from giving it higher levels of performance.
At the Geneva Motor Show, German tuning firm Sportec showed that even a car as powerful as the 911 GT2 RS can still be tweaked to become more beastly than it already is. Taking a second upgrade program - the SP 800R – for the 911 GT2 RS, Sportec gave the Porsche’s 3.6-liter V6 boxer engine a thorough modification program featuring new sports camshafts, bigger air coolers, a new engine software, hybrid turbochargers, and a titanium exhaust system with a customized manifold. All these changes translate to an increased output of 800 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. Mighty impressive, dare we say.
The glorious performance modifications weren’t the only things Sportec worked on with the 911 GT2 RS. Addressing the need to give the car an aerodynamic boost, the German tuner also gave it new front and rear spoiler lips and a set of 20” seven-spoke black alloy wheels.
All told, Sportec’s SP 800R program slashes four-tenths of a second off of the car’s 0-60 mph time time – 3.5 seconds to 3.1 seconds – while also ratcheting up the speed to 231 mph, which, if you don’t know, is nearing the stratosphere occupied by the McLaren MP4-12C and its 240 mph top speed.
It seems as though every tuner and their cousin has gotten their hands on a new generation Porsche Cayenne in order to do some sort of modification to it. Sportec is no different and, alongside their SPR1 FL in Geneva, the Swiss tuner is also displaying the SP580 package for the SUV. Sportec clearly focused on power updates for both vehicles because, other than a few exterior mods, the engines were the only components given impressive updates.
Starting off with the easiest part of the project, Sportec is offering customers a new set of 22-inch Sportec Mono/7 forged wheels in a dark charcoal finish and an electronic suspension control module that can lower the Cayenne by up to 30 mm. That’s all folks.
More time was taken under the hood as the tuner put in a Motronic system that adds an extra 80 HP and a 74 lbs-ft of torque to the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 300 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. For those non-math majors, that takes the Cayenne to 380hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The package also includes a new free-flow stainless steel exhaust system with quad 90 mm tailpipes.
The Porsche 911 is a car that needs no introduction and is one of the main reasons people are forgiving Porsche for their awkward and uncharacteristic sedan, the Panamera. With these reasons in tow, it always makes us a little nervous to hear that a tuning firm has picked up a 911 to undergo their own transformation of the car. We’ve seen our fair share of tuning disasters, but we must say one of the best types of tuning upgrades for a sports car is when the tuners decided to only bump up the power. Now that is something we can always get on-board with.
So hitting up the 2011 Geneva Motor Show floor was Swiss tuning firm, Sportec, and their package for the Porsche 997 Turbo. The package is called the SPR1 FL and includes an impressive horsepower update for the standard 3.8-liter flat-six engine. Sportec has taken the 500 hp up to a phenomenal 858 hp. No changes were made on the exterior - except for a new rear wing needed to improve the aerodynamic, - but who needs them with that amount of power under the hood, right?
In order to obtain that incredible 378 HP upgrade, Sportec added new hybrid turbochargers with a high performance intercooler, a smooth flow air inlet, a carbon fiber ram air induction system, a new exhaust system, titanium connecting rods, and continuous camshaft phasing. With this power under the hood, the SPR1 FL will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds, to 124 mph in under 8 seconds, and to 186 mph after only 10 seconds. Top speed goes up to an incredible 236 mph.
Swiss tuning firm Sportec has had its hands full recently with a bevy of Porsche projects. After working on a Porsche 911 Turbo SP580, the folks from Sportec are gearing for yet another Porsche project: the Panamera Turbo.
For this project, Sportec will be offering two upgrade packages depending on the customer’s needs and wants. The stage 1 kit sees Sportec turning up the Panamera Turbo’s output from 492 horsepower to over 560 horsepower and 576 lb/ft of torque. The resulting improvements will see the Panamera Turbo clocking a time of 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. This entire package can be had for roughly $4,700.
Now, if you’re not content with just having a stage 1 upgrade, Sportec is also offering a stage 2 kit that should be more suitable to your thrill-seeking palette. For the stage 2 kit, Sportec will follow the same set-up of the stage 1 upgrade and, in addition to that, will add a sport exhaust with remote-controlled butterflies that further spikes the Panamera Turbo’s output from 560 horsepower to 575 horsepower and 598 lb/ft of torque. The stage 2 upgrade slices another one-tenth of a second to the car’s 0-60 mph time to just 3.8 seconds. But as is the case with further performance tweaks, even the smallest upgrade will set you back significantly and this Sportec stage 2 kit for the Panamera Turbo is no exception with a $12,800 price tag attached to it.
If you are still not satisfied with the 575hp beast that Sportec can deliver, then you might want to check out Techart’s power upgrade for the Turbo. They were able to get the Panamera to 580hp. Not a significant increase from what Sportec has done, but still better. Unfortunately, we don’t know the price for TechArt’s kit, but it might be worth a phone call if the buyer is interested.
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Sportec has just unveiled an improved version of their stunning SPR1 supercar. Called the SPR1R, the new version is a faster, lighter, and improved version of the Swiss built supercar. It is powered by a bi-turbo, 3.6-liter, 24-valve, flat six T80M engine that delivers a total of 858 HP. Combine this with a total weight of 1295 kilos (which makes it one of the lightest supercars on the market) and you will obtain a power to weight ratio of 655 bhp per ton.
The new Sportec SPR1R makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3 seconds and top speed remains at 236 mph. The SPR1R also comes with a driver adjustable traction control system, managed via a touch screen mounted in the center console. This unit also doubles as a vehicle data logger and lap timer, which also allows owners to monitor key engine data in real time.
The package is finished by lightweight 20 inch forged alloy wheels, a carbon fiber rear wing, and leather/alcantara interior.
The Porsche Turbo 997 is no stranger to the push and pulls of everyday tuners. There are so many tuning packages available for this vehicle that a consumer can pretty much take a name out of a hat and that particular tuning form will have a package for this incredible vehicle. Now, in the midst of all those packages, APS Sportec has revealed the SP580 tuning package for the new Porsche Turbo 997. The tuning package is available for both six speed manual or PDK variants and is priced at £9,400.
Thanks to some ECU updates, ignition and turbo boost parameters, a new stainless steel sports exhaust system with high flow catalytic converters, and two 70mm ‘twin’ tailpipes, the engine’s output has been increased to an impressive 580 HP at 6500 rpm and 800 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 197 mph.
The package also includes forged alloy wheels, suspension, and braking upgrades.
Even with all of these engine modifications, the SP580 tuning package is still a little shy of the massive 700hp obtained by the tuning firm, 9ff, for their rendition of the Porsche Turbo 997. This just means we have yet to find a package to outrun 9ff’s model. Keep trying, folks!
The Sportec SP560 is not the first tuning package for the Porsche Panamera, but it is one of the most impressive ones. This may be due to the philosophy this Swiss tuning company has that states its consistent combination of emotion and performance.
This dedication to high performance vehicles and their effect on man led to the tuner adding an in-house tested and developed software for engine control and a complete exhaust system made of stainless steel. The result is an impressive 560 HP and 790 NM. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 3.8 seconds and the top speed goes up to 195 mph changing the relationship between man and Panamera.
The tuner also added: a ESC electronic chassis control module, speed regulated chassis control module for lowering cars with air suspension and 6-piston calliper brake with ventilated steel discs at the front axle, 4-piston calliper with ventilated steel discs at the rear axle.
The package is rounded off with a set of 22" forged light alloy wheels in the new Mono 7 design
Sportec has prepared a new tuning package for the facelifted version of the 997 Turbo, both Coupe and Cabriolet versions. The tuner is offering two performance stages and a wide range of wheels.
In stage one the performance optimization was obtained with an ECU reprogramming and a new sport air filter. The result is 550 hp at 6400 RPM and a peak torque of 750 Nm at 3400 RPM. Top speed has increased to 200 mph while the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 3.2 seconds.
In stage two performance optimization was obtained by combining ECU reprogramming with a sport air filter, a high performance exhaust system with high-flow catalytic converters, sound throttles incl. controller, and two 70mm double endpipes. The result is 580 hp at 6500 RPM and a peak torque of 800 Nm at 3400 RPM while top speed remains at 200 mph.
Customers can also choose between 19" or 20" wheels in different colors and designs.
Compared to the tuning package provided for the Porsche by Tech Art, this package falls a tad short. TechArt allowed for more horsepower and even included some aesthetic changes to the vehicle, but at least with Sportec you get to choose lots of different wheels (insert chuckle here).